Researchers at UCD

Timothy Frawley

Joint Lecturer

School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems
B316 HEA

Tel: +353 1 716 6485


Dr Timothy Frawley, BNS, MEd., DGov., RPN

Timothy Frawley is a joint-lecturer employed with the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems and the St. John of God Community Mental Health Services. Dr Frawley trained as a nurse in the HSE West Area and has worked as a staff nurse in Limerick and the UK. On returning from the UK he worked at a number of Dublin academic teaching hospitals before joining the St. John of God Community Mental Health Services, working in acute, rehabilitation and early intervention services. He holds a degree of Bachelor in Nursing Studies, a Master's in Education (Guidance and Counselling), and in 2014 he completed a Doctorate in Governance. His doctoral thesis examined the process through which senior management team members influence the evolution of quality and safety within organisations. He is a former recipient of the National University of Ireland Dr. H.H. Stewart Scholarship in Nursing and the Daniel Murphy Memorial Gold Medal awarded by the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin. Dr Frawley's research interests include quality and safety in mental health services, professional regulation and nursing in acute psychosis. He is a member of the Quality, Safety and Clinical Governance Committee of the St. John of God Community Services and the Preliminary Proceedings Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.




Committee : Taught Post-Graduate Research Ethics Committee
Committee : Preliminary Proceedings Committee, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland



Peer Reviewed Journals

Leahy-Warren, P.; Mulcahy,H.; Benefield, L.; Bradley, C.; Coffey, A.; Ann Donohoe, A.; Fitzgerald, S.; Frawley, T.; Healy, E.; Healy, M.; Kelly, M.; McCarthy, B.; McLoughlin, K.; Meagher, C.; O'Connell, R.; O'Mahony, A.;Paul, G.;Phelan, M.; Stokes, D.; Walsh, J.; Savage, E. (2017) 'Conceptualising a model to guide nursing and midwifery in the community guided by an evidence review'. BMC Nursing, 16 (35):1-13. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Sutton, M., O'Keeffe, D., Frawley, T., Madigan, K., Fanning, F., Lawlor, E., Roche, E., Kelly, A., Turner, N., Horenstein, A., Clarke, M. (2017) 'A feasibility study of a psychosis information intervention to improve mental health literacy for professional groups in contact with young people'. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2017 :1-6. [DOI] [Details]
Roche E, Segurado R, Renwick L, McClenaghan A, Sexton S, Frawley T, Chan C, Bonar M, Clarke M (2016) 'Language disturbance and functioning in first episode psychosis'. Psychiatry Research, (235):29-37. [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

Redmond, C; Davies, C; Halligan, P; Joye, R; Carroll, L; Frawley, T; (2017) First year nursing and midwifery students¿ evaluation of their learning gains: a cross sectional study European First Year Experience Conference, Birmingham City University [Details]
Frawley, T. (2015) An analysis of how senior management team members have influenced the evolution of clinical governance since A Vision for Change 2006 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference 2015, NUI, Galway [Details]
Frawley, T., Kirley, A., Battersby, L., Casey, I., McHale, J., Haq, F. and Maguire, B. (2011) Standards based audit of a community based acute day hospital 30th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research & Education Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland [Details]
Frawley, T. (2008) A qualitative descriptive study examining mental health nurses' perceptions of the nurse-client therapeutic relationship St John of God Hospitaller Services 18th Research and Evaluation Study Day [Details]

Published Reports

Leahy-Warren, P., Mulcahy, H., McLoughlin, K., Kelly, M., Phelan, A., Savage, E., Benefield, L., Bradley, C., Coffey, A., Donohoe,, A., Fitzgerald, S., Frawley, T., Healy, M., Meagher, C., McCarthy, B., O¿Connell, R., O¿Mahony, A., Paul,, G., Stokes, D., Walsh, J. and Healy, L. (2016) An Evidence Review on Current Models of Registered Nursing and Midwifery Practice in the Community to Inform Policy Development. Department of Health, Dublin. [Details]


Research Interests

Dr. Frawley is interested in the following areas: early intervention in psychosis mental health, professional regulation, quality and safety in healthcare, mental health assessment and programme development.